Online Giving at RUMC

Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Or you can enter one-time contributions from the internet or by smart phone.

To get started, simply follow these easy steps:

  • Click on the Online Giving button below. This will take you to our church’s online giving webpage.

  • Click on our Create Profile button on that webpage.

  • Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring or one-time contributions.

Jesus’ Birthday Party
On Wednesday, December 19th join our annual birthday party for Jesus. There will be food and activities for all ages. Bring your children and a snack to share.

RESTORE News and Notes
RESTORE had a successful Thanksgiving Holiday, by providing over 200 turkeys to needy families in our community. Our food pantry is partnering with our local Save-A-Lot Grocery Store who is generously providing our clients with bags of holiday grocery fixings for Christmas celebrations. RESTORE is asking the congregation for donations so that they can provide Christmas toys and clothing to the children for our families. Contributors should label their contributions as “Angel Tree” or “Restore” to insure their money goes to the right place. In the first week of the toy drive, over $150 has been raised.

Conversational English Class
Lay Pastor Norma Encarnacion will resume leading the “Conversational English Class” on Thursday, January 10, 2019. This is offered free of charge for the entire Riverview community. Classes will be held every Thursday evening from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. You can enroll at the church office or at the first class in January.

Opening for Administrative Assistant
Please pray with us that the right person will serve the needs of our church, our pastor, and our community, as we seek someone to work as our part-time administrative assistant. This position entails answering phones, meeting office visitors, data entry, ordering supplies, preparing bulletins and newsletters, and typing various correspondence and reports. If you are interested in fulfilling this position, email your resume or questions to Mindy Williams at


Pastors Message
About Us

8002 U. S. Highway 301 South, Riverview, FL  33578  813-677-5995
Sunday Services
Faith Groups/Sunday School, 9:00 AM-9:55 AM
Relationships/Refreshment, 10:00 AM-10:25 AM
Worship Service, 10:30 AM
Hispanic Worship Service
 12:00 Noon

Rev. Louis Telcy, Pastor
Norma Encarnacion, Lay Pastor, Hispanic Congregationn

Here at Riverview First United Methodist Church, it is our mission to win people to Christ, to train believers to become disciples, and to send disciples to impact our community and the world for Jesus Christ.
Download the Prayer Tree for 
December 16 from this link.
Bible Verse for the Week
Acknowledge Your Gift

You yourselves are a case study of what he does. At one time you all had your backs turned to God, thinking rebellious thoughts of him, giving him trouble every chance you got. But now, by giving himself completely at the Cross, actually dying for you, Christ brought you over to God’s side and put your lives together, whole and holy in his presence. You don’t walk away from a gift like that!  You must stay grounded and steady in that bond of trust, constantly tuned in to the Message, careful not to be distracted or diverted.

Colossians 1:21-22 (The Message)

So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.

Colossians 2:12-14 (The Message)

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 19
Birthday Party for Jesus.  Fellowship Hall, 6:00 PM

Monday, December 24
Christmas Eve Service.  Sanctuary, 7:00 PM
Christmas Eve Service.  Sanctuary, 11:00 PM

Tuesday, December 25
Merry Christmas. Church Office and RESTORE will be closed

Thursday, December 27
RESTORE will be open.

Saturday, December 29
Memorial Service for Velma Albritton. Sanctuary, 2:00 PM

Tuesday, January 1
New Years Day. Church Office and RESTORE will be closed.

Thursday, January 3
RESTORE will be open.

Monday, January 7
SPRC Meeting. Library, 6:30 PM

Tuesday, January 8
Trustees Meeting. Library 6:30 PM
Finance Committee Meeting.  Library, 7:30 PM

Thursday, January 10
Conversational English Classes Resume.  Room 8, 7:00-9:00 PM

Monday, January 14
Vision Committee Meeting.  Library, 6:30 PM

Tuesday, January 15
Church Council Meeting.  Library, 6:30 PM

Monday, January 21
CARE Committee Meeting.  9720 Lorrayne Road, Riverview, 6:30 PM
Download the December BELL Newsletter from this link.
Online Christmas Purchases through AmazonSmile

If you shop online with Amazon, be aware that Riverview First United Methodist Church is registered with AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to our church. Just log into Amazon via the AmazonSmile link and indicate that Riverview First United Methodist Church is your charity of choice. Every time after that when you log into Amazon through a portion of the monies from your purchases will go directly to the church.